Will Kansas City Remember The Titans?

It just dawned on me that I hadn’t really ever considered facing the Tennessee Titans in the playoffs. As a result, I haven’t really been thinking about how we match up. I really have a lot of game prep to do before the weekend. And, it is a short week to make it worse. So, let’s take a quick look at how we might match up with the Titans, where our strengths might be, where we may struggle. We haven’t played them very often in the last few years, so let’s try to remember the Titans.

First Quarter – Offense

Marcus Mariota racked up 3,232 yard passing, 62% completion percentage, 79.3 rating, with 13 touchdowns and 15 INTs. That isn’t sounding too dangerous.

Derrick Henry and DeMarco Murray are the primary rushing threats, with 744 and 659 yards, respectively. They scored 11 touchdowns and averages 3.9 yards per carry, also not scary. However, they have only lost 1 fumble on 360 carries. We can’t count on them turning the ball over.

There are 3 main receiving threats on the team. Although Delanie Walker (807 yards), Richard Mathews (795 yards), and Eric Decker (563 yards) have only scored 8 touchdowns, they are averaging well over 10 yards per reception and go for over 20 yards on 15% of the receptions. In this case, I think we need to shut them all down or the others will go off.

What is also interesting is how, despite some fairly pedestrian offensive numbers, this team was able to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars (twice) and the Houston Texans this year.

Second Quarter – Defense

In the turnover department, the Titans have 12 INTs and 9 fumble recoveries (we have 16 and 12). They were 5th in the league in sacks with 43 for 272 yards, 15th on passes defensed, and are ranked 13th in yards and 17th in points given up per game. While we give up more yards per game (ranked 28th) but less points (ranked 15th).

So, other than their ability to sack the QB, they aren’t too scary. The main concern point is the sacks, which would also lead me to believe there are a lot of hurries and hits, could lead to our quarterback getting happy feet. I think we all know the issue with Alex “Happy Feet” Smith. Not the best site most of the time.

Third Quarter – Special Teams

Here we seem pretty even in punting, Tennessee only nets 3.3 more yards per punt, and returns. From a kicking standpoint, we are 7.8% more accurate on field goals and 6.1% more accurate on points after touchdowns. This may be a difference maker. We haven’t been taking many returns the distance for touchdowns, so I am feeling like this is the game a team makes a mistake and kicks to Tyreek Hill or Akeem Hunt.

Fourth Quarter – Combined

When all 3 phases are combined, I see KC coming out on top. I think our offense will outplay the Titan defense and the Chief defense will more than handle the Tennessee offense. Well, at least that is how it looks on paper. If only it was that simple. While we have no idea which team of ours will show up (first 5/last 4 or middle 6), we will probably all agree we have been on a roll and are well positioned for a victory in the wild card round.

However it ends up, I am hoping it is at least and exciting game. What do you guys think? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the two teams? What is the difference maker?

Until next week, there’s The Rub!

 

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Frank Leggio is an operations director living in the Columbus, OH area.He has two sons and a couple of Beagles.He was born in Germany, went to high school in KS and college in CO.
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  • berttheclock

    Off topic, but, has the OU-Georgia game officially ended yet? What a game of games.

    • freshmeat62

      I was ‘watching’ that game by checking ESPN.com about every 10-15 minutes. OU’s D must really be bad. Very disappointed that it’s going to an all sec championship game. Don’t know if I’ll watch it even if on free TV. Maybe, but just to scout players…couldn’t care less who wins.

      • Chiefly Bacon

        Yeah, I would have loved to see Oklahoma’s offense vs Alabama’s defense. Oh well.

    • tm1946

      Always a half empty glass guy but both teams left it on the field…. Championship game will be hard pressed match it.

      Did you catch the 4 in the screen espn showing of the Ala/Clemson game….both coaches and both sides on plays…. must be getting old, did not like it as plays seem to meet in the middle of the tv.

      • Chiefly Bacon

        Much better than the Alabama Clemson game, which made you wonder how Clemson even made it that far.

        • tm1946

          Since I missed a lot of their (all 4) games …. enjoyed both….

        • berttheclock

          Watch out for Georgia going forward. Kirby Smart worked under Saban for several years as his DC. But, after becoming the HC of the Bulldogs, he has put together the best recruiting class in the nation heading into next year. They may not jell immediately, but, the tide could be turning against Alabama (pun intended).

    • Roc

      was I the only one dreaming of seeing that Georgia LB in Red and Gold? Without a 1st rounder theres no way we get him, but its nice to dream

  • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

    One more thing Frank…the Titans are 3-5 when playing on the road and those 3 lone wins were against the Colts,Browns and Jags.

    • Frank Leggio

      But Arrowhead is known as a Home away from Home for most people. Many people say it is their favorite place to play.

  • Laurels and limitations

    Just looking at the overall stats and splits provided by ESPN Tennessee looks to be a slightly watered down version of KC.
    Tenn rush attemtps=443 for 1833 yds. KC rush att.= 404 for 1903 yds
    Teen pass att. = 496 for 3394 yds, 14 tds. and 61.7 comp. %. KC = 543 for 4326 and 26 TDs and 66.9% comp.

    Titans absolutely get after the QB better than KC, but then who doesn’t amirite?

    Just by simple comparison it’s easy to see that the Titans will come in and key on stopping Hunt and his 11 TDs this year but they also have to contend with Kelce and Hill’s 8 each whereas KC can hopefully key in on Tenn.’ run game where they have scored the majority of their points.

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      I could have sworn I read some where that RB Murray was out to injury for this game.

      • Laurels and limitations

        and he might be, I heard his name a few times on TV this week but there were a lot of people around. I’ll do some digging.

      • Laurels and limitations

        he didn’t even play this last weekend plus his ESPN profile has him as “out” with a red dot right next to it.

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          Yeah… I could have sworn I read somewhere that he was out.
          Looks like Henry will be carrying the load.

          • Laurels and limitations

            he’s a ground and pounder with one fumble in 176 carries this year. He’s not overly scary without Murray backing him up.

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      Smith #8 amongst QBs this season and Mariota down at #20
      I can see where you would use the word “slightly” when doing an offense comparison. 😀

      • Laurels and limitations

        hehe

  • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

    Off topic, but the 2018 opponents are in…….

    Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers, Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Francisco 49ers

    Away

    Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers, Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks

    • Chiefly Bacon

      By tradition, those are pretty tough games. Based on how those teams finished the year. Only ones that worry me a lot are Pats, Steelers and Jaguars. 49ers could wind up being surprisingly tough.

      • berttheclock

        Do not dismiss the Chargers. I await the upcoming draft. Telesco, their GM, has put together a great string of drafts and has really rebuilt that team. In fact, I still think the Chargers could end up being a danger in the AFC Championship run this year. Lost some close games early on, yet, appear to be jelling at the right time for the playoffs.

      • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

        Smith is going to kick our butts next season in a Browns jersey….lol

  • Laurels and limitations

    Hehe, he’s coming for you CKAs

    🔥Hot Take🔥I have a controversial article coming later this week. Smith's greatest season ever might not be as impressive as you think.— ChieflyBacon (@3GravyCats) January 2, 2018

    • Chiefly Bacon

      Everybody stay calm till you read it. Then you can tear me a new one.

      • Laurels and limitations

        nope, no time for that…we all must brandish burning torches and pitchforks if your writing does not coincide with our own opinions.

        • tm1946

          Really? I was leaning toward a pithy letter to the editor. Or maybe something really harsh like …. refusing to eat pudding for lunch in protest.

          • Laurels and limitations

            man, you are one, mean, dude.

        • Frank Leggio

          Agree. Hot poker is in motion.

  • ladner morse

    DeMarco Murray Status- “Dealing with a third-degree MCL tear, Murray isn’t a lock to return for the Wild Card Round if Tennessee makes the playoffs. For whatever reason, the Titans are holding out hope Murray will play through a completely torn MCL. We are not counting on it. Perhaps we will get a better idea of Murray’s Week 17 availability on Friday….” – Rotoworld

    Murray did not play in week 17.

    • Laurels and limitations

      that summed it up right there.

    • Frank Leggio

      Question is, will that be good news for us or not? Does some hidden gem come onto the scene and light us up?

  • Laurels and limitations

    Haha, waaay of topic but this was hilarious.

    When you play well enough to possibly get drafted by the Cleveland Browns but still lose the Rose Bowl pic.twitter.com/yEDlmkjZIl— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) January 2, 2018

  • Laurels and limitations

    Here’s a link to the Mothership talking about Sunday’s KC game. Albert Wilson was outstanding by every definition for that contest and I had no idea about how important he has been in achieving 1st downs this season (spoiler= 7th in the league).

    http://www.chiefs.com/news/article-2/Upon-Further-Review-10-Quick-Facts-Following-the-Chiefs%E2%80%99-Win-on-Sunday/3f858931-13fb-473c-a050-b60f9b2e671e?sf177881610=1

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      Great read…..not sure how to feel about Buttkicker breaking a franchise record for most FGs though…..lol
      Wilson with 147 yards Sunday?…..nice!

      • Laurels and limitations

        Yup, lol….the Buttkicker record is a double edged sword….on the one hand “YAY, Buttkicker kicks some serious butt”, but on the other all-too apparent other hand “BOOO, our offense sucks so bad that Buttkicker earned another record”

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          Yeah….not sure what it is about that area between the 30 and 10 on the opponents side of the field, but we become a squirrelly bunch for sure.

          • Laurels and limitations

            when we can run the ball it’s all great…keep it simple, right?….but when whoever is playing calls gets all creative is all too often ugly.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Reid/Nagy play vertical ball on our side of the field then go horizontal after we pass the 50…….it’s backward, an INT is less dangerous on the other side. Right? Or am I the one who has it backwards?

          • Laurels and limitations

            You start to run out of room to spread the defense out when the field shortens is the problem a lot of teams face…Kc is no different.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            That’s true, and I understand that, but I see other teams shooting for the endzone as early as the 25……Reid/Nagy rarely ever call endzone……..funny thing about that, is when they do, it is proven to be somewhat successful (two weeks ago to Kelce)

          • Laurels and limitations

            It’s killed drives and ended in the ball being turned over twice before in the not-so-distant past also. That was last season, btw, but still relevant since it is essentially the same team and scheme.

            I know you don’t want to hear this, but the QB has a lot to do with it. Smith has 47.89 comp. % inside the 20 and 51.85% inside the 10 which is actually pretty good in comparison on the year (2016 btw). The difference is in the amount of throws versus the upper echelon guys like Rogers etc. 64 (inside the 20) and 27 (inside the 10) for Smith versus Rogers 108 and 49. Brees 113 and 52.

            A lot of that has to do with scheme but I would think that Reid’s scheme of WCO which spreads the field horizontally just as much as vertically would be more suited for the short field. I just don’t know.

            link to the numbers: there are a few sites all showing the exact same thing though.
            https://www.dailyfantasycafe.com/nfl-stats/redzone/qb-quarterback-redzone-stats

          • Laurels and limitations

            2017 stats, Smith has 69 att. inside the 19 and 21 inside the 10 and a crazy Qb rate of 91.6 and 97.8 , respectively, while doing so. Kc should throw more while down there, lol.

          • for me? It’s when you choose to use the run that is important.

          • Laurels and limitations

            Absolutely

      • Chiefly Bacon

        I have verified that 147 yards is the largest production by Wilson in his career in KC. Don’t know about completion percentage, but in 11 targets, he caught 10. By far his best game ever.

  • ladner morse

    Marcus Mariota is a conundrum. He had the best ability I’d ever seen, while in college, of scanning the field for all his WR-ing options. Now… he usually looks like he’s trying to keep from getting sacked and plays skittishly.

    • berttheclock

      Far better pass rushers in the NFL than in the Pac-12 during his time.

    • berttheclock

      “wrapped in an enigma”.

    • Laurels and limitations

      Mariotta is still way ahead of the curve though in comparing QBs coming in to the league. 3rd year in and he has a 62% comp. rate. The interceptions is what is killing him this year but him running for his life might have a lot to do with that.

      • Frank Leggio

        I would agree. Stats aren’t bad, except INTs

        • Laurels and limitations

          I did some research yesterday in preparation for a debate with DCF….so I have some stats still stuck in my head concerning QBs that start year one, etc. etc. Mariotta is KILLING the status quo.

      • his mechanics still need work.

        • Laurels and limitations

          true, but I don’t put a lot of emphasis on that like some people do. Favre, Rivers, and so many others don’t have the squeaky clean mechanics of Aaron Rogers yet still do very, very, well.

  • berttheclock

    Ah, the coaching tree of one Andy Reid. Rotoworld says the Bears are very interested in talking with Pat Shurmur, the OC of the Vikings. He spent a long time under Reid. Plus, the Colts are interested in Matt Nagy. Now, with the Colts, there is a long list of possibles being considered by Ballard. Strange mix though as it is hard to say what Ballard is really looking for as to defense or offense. Even Mike Vrabel, the DC of the Texans, is part of that list.

  • berttheclock

    There have been individual stars coming out of the Pac-12 in recent years, but, overall, the quality of football in that league has fallen. Look at this year’s bowl records for the Pac-12. Now, I know LSU lost to ND, but, for overall quality, I can well understand why NFL scouts spend so much time looking for players coming out of the SEC.

  • Laurels and limitations

    Welp, just so the Titans know…Tamba Hali being 90 yrs old trumps the Titan’s collective playoff experience….

    The @Titans have 18 players on the 53-man roster with playoff experience and 35 players who have never appeared in a postseason contest.vs @Chiefs on Saturday.— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) January 2, 2018

  • larry mckinney

    I feel confident in trusting Moe Mentum. That, plus one more night sleeping in their own bed in a short week. Bring on Brady!

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      Another reason why I wanted the win in Denver

    • Laurels and limitations

      Who was the ex-NFL player who wrote about there being no such thing as momentum in the NFL? I know for fact that I’ve heard several, several players talk about momentum, as well as coaches.

  • berttheclock

    A writer for the Titan’s fansided blog says one of the main problems with the 13 TDs to 15 INTs by Mariotta, has been Terry Rubiskie’s, the OC of the Titans, reliance on too many two man only routes. Mariotta has developed a bad habit of trying to throw off his back foot and has made some very weird passes directly to opposing safeties.

    But, in reading the several threads over there, one name was mentioned and I would love to see if Veach can work any deal in moving up to take the outstanding OU LB, OO as in Oghunia Okoronkwo. Six one, 240 pounds of speed on the edge.

  • berttheclock

    One thing to consider about many young QBs thrust into starting far too early in the NFL is how they can develop bad mechanics and need QB gurus to work with them. Aaron Rodgers is a classic example of one who learned while on the bench, then, ever since he became a starter has spent countless hours working on his mechanics to improve his game. Such as working on his head, hand, eye and proper footing for going through his progressions.

    • berttheclock

      Kaep is an example of a young QB who was named a starter before he had really improved his mechanics. As a result, his mechanics worsened to the point should any team sign him to return to pro football, they would have to spend a year of training with a guru just to refine his mechanics. Kizer of the Browns is another who had bad mechanics in college, became a starter far too early under Hue Jackson and has become worse in his mechanics. What makes the problem worse is when the QB has athletic talent and tries to just use his athleticism. Not many can just flick a ball the way Big Ben can. Those, such as Ricky Stanzi, who tried to just flick a ball without proper foot settings, end up failing in the NFL.

  • larry mckinney

    While we wait for the start of the second season, here’s a story idea that you youngsters can flesh out. How ‘bout a round-up of favorite plays, quotes, or just plain looks of the regular season. Ya know, like favorite play while vanquishing the donkeys. Or favorite defensive hit. I’d pick DJ planting Beast Mode during the second Raiders game BTW. Give it a thought…

    • berttheclock

      One play I would love to see repeated over and over again was the strip of the wide out on the sidelines and the argument developed here as to whether the strip was due to the actions of Peters or Ragland. I love to see the Chiefs race to the ball and swarm. It matters less as to which player really was responsible for the strip, but, far more important was the fact two defensive players of the Chiefs hit the wide out.

      • larry mckinney

        Yessir. Was that your favorite, or the earlier Peters strip of Jamaal? For the record, I thought Ragland should be credited with forcing that turnover.

        Favorite pick? Least favorite penalty? Best new Chief? Best 2017 draftee? Most improved? ( it’s unanimous- WILLLLSSON! )

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      Mine would probably be the Hill punt return for a TD vs Houston.

  • no matter which way you go on the Smith/Mahomes starter, or the question of trading Smith(release bef jun 1 still has 3.6m v 17.6m after and neither are appetizing as the way to go) —

    question 1: let’s say we Trade Smith. What do we get for him(1 or 2 round plus what?).

    question 2: What does the team need to acquire first and second priority? 2,3,4,6 are the picks right now.

    • Laurels and limitations

      1) I’d be asking for the same cost of bringing Smith in 5yrs ago. 2 and a conditional 3rd.

      2) TE is a must, imho, but I would spend the higher picks (read: lower overall) on the OLB position.

    • berttheclock

      OO from OU would be very nice as in Oghunnia Okoronkwo, the six one, 240 pound fast edge rusher from Oklahoma.

    • freshmeat62

      Assuming he does a decent job this Saturday and doesn’t really stink, or get hurt, I think Smith should bring a 1st rd pick. But since he is older and has maybe 4-5 good productive years left, it will have to be to team that is close to being a playoff contender and is just a QB away. It will probably be a team in the lower third of the draft, as most of the top QB in the draft will probably be gone. I listed several teams yesterday that I think could be…Buffalo, Jacksonville, New Orleans, Washington, Arizona.

      As for needs I think you can always use a good cover corner, especially slot coverage. I still expect Peters to be gone after his rookie contract is up. We need safety help, always need o-line, and edge rusher. I question if Kpas is a OLB or a DE. D-line, TE…I’m close to naming every position. Maybe what I’m saying is BPA. The 1 position I would pass on is ILB. W/ Ragland at the ‘mike’ and KP-l and Eligwe fighting for the other, lets see how they do before investing more there.

      • tm1946

        I am betting that except Cleveland with the Dorsey connection…. I doubt Alex can bring back a 4th rounder…. GM/s just sit back wait til the Chiefs release him… maybe a bug in his agents ear… you know, see us after Alex hits the street. Why give the Chiefs a darned thing.

    • Chiefly Bacon

      I’m not looking to acquire any draft picks for this year. Not a great draft. Go for 2019 picks or existing players.

      • tm1946

        Did not know it was that bad. Still we will be very light with adding talent. Plus the additional losses of veterans, regular reasons…. we may well see some of last Sunday’s players as starters in 2018… ugly thought.

  • berttheclock

    One thing struck me while watching some of the quality college games the past two days. We all complain about the NFL refs for many solid reasons, but, I was surprised to see such as a QB hit five yards out of bounds with a ref nearby and no flag. On another play, a QB was down on the ground and a defensive player jammed a knee into into back. Again, the nearby ref made no call. Plus, I saw wide outs pushed and shoved with no calls.

  • Laurels and limitations

    what, no JC?

    He’s back, everyone. Chiefs have re-signed CJ Spiller, per sources.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) January 2, 2018

    • Chiefly Bacon

      Charles is still under contract with Denver, and cannot be signed until FA opens, unless they released him, which they won’t because Elway is an @#$.

      • Laurels and limitations

        I know this, I’m just being a jerk, lol.

      • berttheclock

        You mean Donald Stephenson is still a possibility?

    • berttheclock

      Does Spiller keep a permanent home at a Motel 6 in KCMO or does he get frequent flyer miles to keep heading back to KC?

  • berttheclock

    Remember how Chiefs’ fans were sorry to see Brock Olivo, Toub’s ST assistant, leave for the Broncos last spring? Well, Elway has decided to keep Vance Joseph, his first year HC, but, has fired six of his assistants including Olivo.

    • berttheclock

      That belies the old adage used by the Russians as to the rot begins at the top.

    • Chiefly Bacon

      I’d like Olivo back. Not everybody is cut out to be the head man. He was still a great assistant.

      • tm1946

        With you…. what would he do?

        • berttheclock

          He would, either, replace Rod Wilson, who came in this season with a limited amount of work as a LB coach in college, or, to replace Dave Toub, should Toub move up to a HC job in the NFL.

          • tm1946

            Was hoping for a standby OC…. just in case.

  • Laurels and limitations

    Everyone worried about Dorsey signing with Cleveland rather than G.B., but it looks like Dorsey is picking the Packers’ staff instead…

    I'm told Packers senior personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith will be visiting with Johny Dorsey and the Cleveland Browns today. Could jump to Dorsey's staff from Green Bay.— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) January 2, 2018

  • Laurels and limitations

    If Spiller comes in and lights the place up on kick-returns every should seriously question the entire DAT scenario. Spiller could be just insurance at RB though cuz’ I think I remember that Akeem Hunt might have gotten banged up Sunday.

    DAT and Phillip Gaines were both hurt Sunday so those should be a couple of roster spots opening up (one of which is going to Spiller)— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) January 2, 2018

    • ladner morse
      • berttheclock

        I read he had a warm hut set up just across from Arrowhead.

      • tm1946

        This must be a joke….wonder is they could use a really old slow FB? I mean really old…. but could still cash a check for at least one week.

  • Laurels and limitations

    Our local Sonic closed, jus’ sayin’.

    Former NFL player Dwayne Bowe is stepping into the rap game pic.twitter.com/0D62ykLBip— The Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) January 2, 2018

    • Roc

      I died when he turned around and pointed to the patch on his back. For some reason he reminds me of Shonuff

      • Laurels and limitations

        Lol, Shonuff, I loved that guy.

  • berttheclock

    Alonzo Highsmith, who has been with the Packers for 19 years may have something to consider when he talks with Dorsey in Cleveland. Acme Packing Company reports he is part of 5 individuals being considered to replace Thompon as GM of the Packers. No pun intended, but, he is considered to be the dark horse as Eliot Wolf, the son of Ron Wolf appears to be the front runner. However, there is the possibility of luring John Schneider away from the Seahawks, although, the Packers would have to compensate the Seahawks with draft picks.

    Also, in GB, at the moment, is several assistants are going to have to hired to replace the just fired assistants. GB is in a cleaning house mode.

    • berttheclock

      BTW, for the older fans, Highsmith was taken 3rd in the 1987 NFL draft.

  • berttheclock

    Ted Thompson being asked to step aside in GB was a demand from the directors of the organization. Very much in the “What have you done for us, lately?” mode.

  • berttheclock

    What ever happened to the old saying by President Harry S Truman about “The buck stops here? In the NFL, that must not apply to HCs as both the GB HC and the Broncos HC have been retained, but, many of their assistants have been fired.

    • tm1946

      Sort of agree…. the HC with broncos does not impress but heck a lot of coaches do not impress (me). Loved Marty but he had his foibles. Vermeil not so much but had a great offensive mind… Both had assistants who needed firing. Sometimes you keep shuffling the deck in hope.

      • berttheclock

        Look at the many assistants of Marty who moved upwards after leaving the Chiefs. Such as Tony Dungy, Bill Cowher, Bruce Arians and even the current HC of the Packers.

        • tm1946

          Cowher a special case…. moved on… did great but never came back to Chiefs in later years…missed the boat on him… if you ask me. The others also but Cowher was available when we needed him.

          • berttheclock

            Also, James Saxon was a FB under Arians and Marty. He, now, is the RB coach of the Steelers.

  • berttheclock

    Hey Laddie, have you been released from Truman Medical, yet? We have a close friend who has had an ongoing fight with her medical insurance company over the difference between what they would pay for in hospital services as opposed to out of hospital services. She has demanded to be admitted to hospitals as she knew if they just placed her in the out of hospital category even though she was at the hospital, the reimbursement would be different.

    • ladner morse

      Don’t get me started… not good for my blood pressure. Really. Was forced to spend this whole weekend in the hospital because of their incompetence.

      Supposed to be headed home in 3 hours. We’ll see. I’ll believe it when I see it.

      • tm1946

        Harder to get out than in…. prefer the VA…. they practically toss you out the door when it is time to go…. not a bad thing.

        • berttheclock

          But, I learned a hard lesson in learning it is best to take a dopp kit with you to the VA even for some testing. Found that out by going in for some routine work and they learned my then current medications were not working properly and my heart beat had dropped considerably. Next thing I knew, I was admitted without a tooth brush. Sort of akin to a courtroom where a judge has the power to decide from which door he will allow you to exit.

          • tm1946

            Getting off track but I love the VA… keeps me alive…. recently my pain meds require a piss test to get refills… get a real kick of the lady nurses who accompany me for the sample… My wife, RN, retired from the VA and laughs a lot about it…. somehow I find it sort of interesting.

          • berttheclock

            In Portland at my Primary Care unit, there is a lady who was a nurse in the US Army. After losing her brother in combat, she has devoted her life to working as a nurse for the VA. I love to call her “Sarge”. As a diabetic, you must remove your socks for a visit to Primary. I have been able to slip and slide around that with some, but, never with “Sarge”. She has a “Get ’em off” attitude.

  • ladner morse
    • berttheclock

      This could be deadly for them. I did not really like Jon Gruden that much, but, he was correct in saying a couple of years back about the problems a 3rd string QB has in the NFL. After training camp, they only just carry clip boards around and build up a ton of rust. Look at poor Bray, who had no reps since St Joe. That cost the Raiders and Arizona in the playoffs a year or two back.

    • Chiefly Bacon

      This is why I hate the NFL trade deadline. So often, when teams actually would consider trading for a player, it’s too late to do it. Philly needs a QB: BAD.

      • tm1946

        if that were not in effect…. bet we could get a fortune for Alex to Philly after Foles last game….. dream.

  • ladner morse
    • berttheclock

      Plus, if there is an upside to the next draft, it will be at RB and, yet, so many claim the NFL is a passing league only.

    • ladner morse

      I’m not sure we’ll see that happen next year. The RBs are good this year but will likely end up on losing teams.

      • berttheclock

        Walter Football Mocks has several going in the top of the 2nd round.

    • berttheclock

      Two 1st rounders and two third rounders.

    • berttheclock

      McCaffery has 451 yards rushing and 651 catching passes. Plus, he returned both KOs and punts. Truly multi talented. But, an interesting point concerns Gurley with the Rams. He is both a beast at running, but, in catching passes out of the backfield. When Fisher was the so-called HC of the Rams, he wouldn’t even use him as a pass catcher. Now, under the leadership of the new, wiser and younger HC, he has been turned into a multi use player and opposing defenses have not yet figured out how to stop him..

  • berttheclock

    The re-signing of C J Spiller due to the illness of West and Akeem Hunt having shoulder and ankle problems, is very much akin to the 1975 “SNL” usage of “Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead”. That was repeated on weekend update for weeks during that great season.

  • berttheclock

    Far too early for Mocks, but, Walter Football has an early Mock suggesting the Chiefs might take a Maryland CB, J C Jenkins at 57 and the excellent OO, LB from OU at 89. That is as far as his Mock goes

    But, he suggests Dorsey may trade his 1st pick to, say, the Giants and move a bit lower in that first round. Not many are exactly thrilled about Rosen of UCLA with his comments and so many who have coached him in both HS and in college saying negatives about him as a person.

  • freshmeat62

    Been watching replay of game. Going to go nuts waiting for next season! There’s no way Smith is starter for Chiefs next year. No freaking way! The serfs and peasants will be storming the walls of Arrowhead with pitchforks, axes, and other sharp objects if Mahomes doesn’t start.

    • freshmeat62

      Also noticed that Erving took over for Fisher early, and did a decent job at LT.

      • tm1946

        Based on salaries alone… lot of money for non – all pros.

        • It is my view that given time Erving will be a regular on the Chiefs as he gets to NFL speed. He hasn’t had much opportunity. Ragland was the same way and both were high draft picks. We have to wait for Erving and see but if this bet by Veach comes to fruition, it’s like we had 2 round 1 or early round 2 draft picks along with Mahomes, Hunt, Kpass and Eligwe.

    • Usually the revolution failed under superior weapons the HMS Kings Guards of foot.

  • Laurels and limitations

    CJ Spiller has been re-signed. Marcus Kemp has been brought back up from the practice squad, per Andy Reid.— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) January 2, 2018

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      This has to be a joke right?

      • Laurels and limitations

        nope, it’s all serious. Spiller and Kemo go active. DAT and Akeem Hunt go IR.

        • tm1946

          Strong breeze blow thru the locker room and get DAT?

          • Laurels and limitations

            he broke his leg fielding that kick/punt, whatever the other day.

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          I’ve been kicked out of fewer bars than Spiller kicked off this team…..and that is saying a lot.

          • Laurels and limitations

            LMBO!!!

          • tm1946

            Bet his bank account looked better than yours. Pretty good pay check for walking around in a Chiefs uniform

          • Laurels and limitations

            it’s like 57K a game

          • tm1946

            I AM AVAILABLE …. for 37K, I will let a backup tackle me.

          • Laurels and limitations

            for 57K I’d play opposite Suh…..I’d only last about 1 snap..but whateva.

          • tm1946

            Please note. I said! ! ! a backup…. no big momma jammers allowed on these delicate bones…. includes women.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Hey, don’t knock it till you try it

          • Laurels and limitations

            lol, you hooker

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Hahaha! If I could sell it I would. 😀

          • Laurels and limitations

            I tried to “sell it” just the other night, I was told to take out the trash and walk the dog, lol.

          • tm1946

            Got off light….. I do those duties daily without other urges…. special punishment reserved for special requirements.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            When my old lady need something done around the house or she wants to go and spend money somewhere, I tell her I need motivation…hehe

          • tm1946

            second job, maybe?

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Lol

          • tm1946

            Humor does not become you….. like my ladies lean and mean… do not tell my wife.

  • Laurels and limitations

    Chiefs sign Daniel Braverman to the practice squad. He replaces Marcus Kemp, who was placed on the active roster. DAT and Akeem Hunt to IR— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) January 2, 2018

    • Chiefly Bacon

      I remember a lot of people were high on Braverman as one of those, short white guy Patriot style receivers.

      • Laurels and limitations

        I don’t even remember the guy.

        • Chiefly Bacon

          I have a problem. lol

          • Laurels and limitations

            call 1-800-Arrowheadone ext. 911.

          • tm1946

            When I have a problem…. my wife sends me to the golf course for a few hours or I head in my shed.

      • tm1946

        WR? Think Chiefs also signed a OL… again no named position.

        • Laurels and limitations

          it’s a great time of the year to get guys signed to the p.s., especially lineman. Guys that just might need a little coaching or deserve a second chance can be secured for little to nothing. the need for depth is a very real thing.

          • tm1946

            Training camp fodder thru the winter of discontent and spring.

          • Chiefly Bacon

            Bingo.

          • Laurels and limitations

            yup, but it’s still the smart way to operate. Little to no real investment and you might just find a gem.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            The best way is early in the draft like Ford

          • Laurels and limitations

            HAHA, you drinking the bad stuff already?

          • tm1946

            The NFL PR people make a living on …. next Jerry Rice/great white hope/finest ___ in the history of never played a down. AND we buy it.

        • Chiefly Bacon

          Yeah short, small WR, 5’10” 175lbs. Ok straight line speed. Very shifty, good route runner. Hands were good in college, not sure about NFL though.

          • Laurels and limitations

            Devon Wiley?

          • Chiefly Bacon

            Probably. Every short white WR gets compared to Wes Welker, but few are.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            It helped that Welker had Great QBs throwing to him

          • Laurels and limitations

            and that….he’s good and stuff.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Well….he’s no Wilson

          • Laurels and limitations

            lmbo, nope, he is DEFINITELY no WIIIIIIIILLLLSSSOOOOOOON!!!!!!

          • Heck, Wilson isn’t Wilson as he has been the last 3 seasons.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Hahaha! True!

      • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

        we have already met our quota of white guys on this team

        • tm1946

          At least the short and slow ones.

  • Laurels and limitations

    Tal: "I saw enough of (Mahomes) to think Alex Smith is going to be a free agent next year … That guy can ball" https://t.co/qII0zKQBIR— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) January 2, 2018

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      I guess if you are into zero TD 1 INT games

      • Laurels and limitations

        well, I know I am, lol.

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          LMAO!!
          I literally cracked up at that one

          • Laurels and limitations

            about time, you’ve had me going for a while now.

  • Laurels and limitations

    #Chiefs practicing inside today to the Tamba Hali soundtrack, and 91 out there too. West back from the flu as well. pic.twitter.com/jXOMQPqwlg— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) January 2, 2018

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      I wonder how Kelce is doing?
      Any updates?

      • Laurels and limitations

        I hadn’t heard there was anything besides the bug going around. Of course, my phone has been inside on the mantle all day.

  • Chiefly Bacon

    If Nagy gets a head coach gig, and Chiefs promote from within, like they usually do, I could see Eric Bienemy taking the OC job.

    • Laurels and limitations

      I like me some Bienemy, a lot but does the guy have experience in the passing game, scheme, etc? We all know he can make a RB good…but an entire offense?

      • Chiefly Bacon

        I don’t know. He’s done an awesome job with the RBs. Terez Paylor has mentioned him, a couple of times, as a guy who could be a future head coach.

    • tm1946

      Is Childress still getting a pay check?

      • Chiefly Bacon

        Yeah, he’s the assistant head coach, but I’m not sure how much longer he’s gonna be around. Has considered retiring before. I think he’s good with staying on in his current role, but not sure he want the more demanding job of OC. In the police world, he’s what you’d call a desk cop.

        • tm1946

          Just saying if he sticks around – already on the payroll. Not my choice.

    • tm1946

      If I was Clark Hunt… I would strongly suggest Reid find a young gun to keep everyone on their toes and blow out the cobwebs.

      • Laurels and limitations

        Gunther?

        • tm1946

          I would take a young Marty as DC and Vermeil as OC…. while we are at it… how about the Chiefs’ SB OL and Lanier, Lynch, and Bell as LBs.

      • Chiefly Bacon

        If you could convince Kliff Kingsburry (Mahomes old coach) to be your OC, I think that would be a great addition.

        • tm1946

          Seems a pretty fair college HC… why step backward.

  • Laurels and limitations

    Ex-KC player getting some noise…

    .@SI_PeterKing keeps hearing Mike Vrabel's name in discussions about head-coach openings. Why the Texans' rookie coordinator is a hot candidate this yearhttps://t.co/o8O1fATQFU— The MMQB (@theMMQB) January 2, 2018

    • tm1946

      Hope the best for him…. as I recall seem the studious type, detail oriented.

      • Laurels and limitations

        he was a solid player his entire career. In fact, he was one of those that was smart enough to extend his player career by being smarter than the younger more athletic guys.

        • tm1946

          Johnny Robinson was the first I saw – old vet. who could use his brain to make up for his age. Some are able to do it… most leave with a bad taste in their mouths.

          • Laurels and limitations

            *ahem* Hali *ahem*

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          It also helped that Paoli was trying to make us the New England Chiefs

  • Chiefly Bacon

    I was pleasantly surprised by Leon McQuay. Looked pretty decent out there, when he wasn’t hurt.

    • tm1946

      Can you say that about Gaines?…. when not hurt?

      • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

        Gaines definitely looks better when he is hurt

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          You mean standing on the sideline?

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            That too.

          • tm1946

            Mean, mean, mean…. accurate but mean

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Well, now that you’re turning a new leaf someone has to take over. lol
            Will probably take several of us doing part time!

      • Chiefly Bacon

        Gaines is starting to look like DAT. Guy that we thought was going to be something special, but regressed rather than progressed.

    • didn’t hit the injury report today. We’ll see what he adds. I posted the updated list below but here it is again below…I think we are looking to be in good shape. To who ever questioned it, KP-L did not hit the report.

      McMullen – Chiefs Injuries

      The Kansas City Chiefs returned to practice on Tuesday in preparation for
      this Saturday’s postseason game against the Tennessee Titans at
      Arrowhead Stadium.

      That included tailback Charcandrick West, who was back at practice after missing last Sunday’s win against the Denver Broncos with an illness.

      Those absent from practice included wide receiver Albert Wilson (hamstring), cornerback Phillip Gaines (elbow) and defensive tackles Jarvis Jenkins (knee) and Rakeem Nunez-Roches (ankle).

      Gaines and Nunez-Roches didn’t return to the field on Sunday after suffering
      their injuries, while Wilson’s occurred in the game’s final minutes.

      Head Coach Andy Reid provided an update on Kansas City’s injured players prior to practice.

      “Jenkins has a little bit of swelling on his knee, and Roches’ ankle is a little
      sore,” Reid said. “Albert Wilson has a slight hamstring (injury) and
      won’t practice.”

      The Chiefs also placed wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas (leg) and running back Akeem Hunt (ankle), who both left Sunday’s contest with injuries, on Injured Reserve and signed tailback C.J. Spiller and wide receiver Marcus Kemp to the active roster.

      Spiller has played in one game for Kansas City this season, carrying the ball
      twice in Week 7 against Oakland. Kemp was active in Week 6 against
      Pittsburgh, playing eight offensive snaps.

  • PaulFromNorthMo

    I was looking at the snap counts posted at the mothership and this is a list of starters/regulars that didn’t play Sunday. This is a self compiled list so accuracy is suspect.
    Alex Smith
    Travis Kelce
    Tyreek Hill
    Eric Fisher
    Zack Fulton
    Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
    Charcandrick West
    Chris Jones
    Bennie Logan
    Allen Bailey
    Tamba Hali
    Justin Houston
    Derrick Johnson
    Marcus Peters
    Daniel Sorenson
    Frank Zombo
    Reggie Ragland
    Kevin Pierre-Louis

    Plus Kareem Hunt played just 5 snaps and Steven Nelson played 4.

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      Wow… that looks like it just about covers everybody

      • PaulFromNorthMo

        That’s kinda what I thought, and yet we won the game. Had to be the QB, right!!

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          Sure, why not..lol

    • freshmeat62

      Fisher started the game but relieved early by Erving, and I know Chris Jones played because he had a sack, and I pretty sure I saw KPL out there a couple times.

      • PaulFromNorthMo

        You’re right about Jones, my mistake, he played 27 snaps. I thought the same about Fisher but he is not credited with any snaps, according to the list on the mothership. Neither is KPL.

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          Didn’t KPL get hurt?

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Sunday? Not sure, I’ll have to rewatch. I was planning on watching the game again tonite anyway.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Never mind….I got him confused with Rakeem Nunez Roches…….I knew it was one of those 3 name guys

          • here’s the injury report(McMullen) —

            The Kansas City Chiefs returned to practice on Tuesday in preparation for this Saturday’s postseason game against the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium.

            That included tailback Charcandrick West, who was back at practice after missing last Sunday’s win against the Denver Broncos with an illness.

            Those absent from practice included wide receiver Albert Wilson (hamstring), cornerback Phillip Gaines (elbow) and defensive tackles Jarvis Jenkins (knee) and Rakeem Nunez-Roches (ankle).

            Gaines and Nunez-Roches didn’t return to the field on Sunday after suffering their injuries, while Wilson’s occurred in the game’s final minutes.

            Head Coach Andy Reid provided an update on Kansas City’s injured players prior to practice.

            “Jenkins has a little bit of swelling on his knee, and Roches’ ankle is a little sore,” Reid said. “Albert Wilson has a slight hamstring (injury) and won’t practice.”

            The Chiefs also placed wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas (leg) and running back Akeem Hunt (ankle), who both left Sunday’s contest with injuries, on Injured Reserve and

            signed tailback C.J. Spiller and wide receiver Marcus Kemp to the active roster.

            Spiller has played in one game for Kansas City this season, carrying the ball twice in Week 7 against Oakland. Kemp was active in Week 6 against Pittsburgh, playing eight offensive snaps.

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      I thought I saw some funky body language coming from Revis in Sunday’s game like he was upset for being out there …….. after seeing that list, I think I know why.

  • Laurels and limitations

    #AZCardinals QB Carson Palmer has announced his retirement.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 2, 2018

    • After Bruce hung them up, so did Palmer…

      • Laurels and limitations

        Might have been mutual between them. Arians didn’t want to go through another rebuild and Palmer doesn’t have the years remaining.

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          I guess it might depend on what we need and who will be available to draft in ’19. Even a 3rd next year could be worth more than a 3rd this year.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            oops, wrong place

          • Laurels and limitations

            you can say THAT again!!!!

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            I did, above in the right place, lol

        • I imagine a rebuild and both of them wouldn’t really fit. Palmer is at that time to do the next thing thought I thought Arians would go another 4 or 5 yrs… so is that 7 HC’s?

          • Laurels and limitations

            I’d have to go and look but have no doubt you’re right.

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      Would be a great place for Smith to land. Especially if Fitzgerald plays another year or two. They have a great run game to support his play. And they wear red.

      • Laurels and limitations

        Agreed, what kind of draft capital does Arizona have to proffer, I wonder?

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          I was just looking. They have just a normal 1-5 but no 6th. they are projected for a 3rd round comp. But if we’re looking for something similar to what he cost, a 2nd this year and another pick in ’19 should work.

          • Laurels and limitations

            I be firm on 2nd round selection in 18 as well as 19 if Ari. wanted to defer a year but if they wanted to get it over with I’d expect a 2 and 3 this year would be acceptable.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            I would do a 2019 conditional, like a 3rd if they finish .500 or below, a 2nd if better and a 1st if they win a playoff game.

          • Laurels and limitations

            I was just thinking about playing the hot hand. KC cutting them a deal if they wanted to pay cash in hand instead of payment, lol.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            I guess it might depend on what we need and who will be available to draft in ’19. Even a 3rd next year could be worth more than a 3rd this year. I posted this in the wrong spot below, lol

          • Laurels and limitations

            I’m never in the “next year’s draft is better than this year’s” group, I just have never seen that to be true. Even way back when, when people were clamoring over Luck and Griffin coming out. A team needs to target guys every single year that fill a need or can provide improvement at whatever spot. It absolutely is the bird in hand is better than two in the bush, but that adage is absolutely correct in my opinion.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            I understand your point and am not disagreeing, but I guess I’m enough of a gambler (especially if it’s someone else’s money) to pass on a mid 3rd round pick this year to have a chance at a late 1st round pick next year.

          • Laurels and limitations

            Yeah, and I can see that also…if you are actually talking about that high of a pick. I got mixed up in the mix somewhere and thought we were talking 2s and 3s.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Nah, that’s me jumping around, referring to that earlier post I made about conditional picks.

    • tm1946

      Opens another possibilty for Alex… if we want to go into 2018 with Mahomes and Bray.

      • Laurels and limitations

        yup, that’s what Paul and myself were talking about below.

      • Chiefly Bacon

        If you let Smith go, you have to go get another veteran QB, or draft a rookie, or something. Bray is just not good.

        • Laurels and limitations

          what 3rd string QB is though?

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Is Stave still around?

          • Laurels and limitations

            Haha, I’d rather have that trick shot guy…cannot ever remember his name…Tanney? that right?

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Yeah, but I’m not ready for another Alex. I think he is on the Titans squad.

          • Laurels and limitations

            Yup, the Titans….I wonder if he will be making the trip this weekend. But then, it’s not like he was even a semi-fixture in KC.

        • tm1946

          I was smiling when I typed it.

  • Laurels and limitations

    this is BEE-YOU-TEA-FULL

    Week 17's highest graded WRs pic.twitter.com/LrG9ZYr8lj— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) January 2, 2018

    • Chiefly Bacon

      So you’re saying that Pat Mahomes made Wilson look like the best WR in the NFL?

      • Laurels and limitations

        no silly, I’m sayin’ that Albert Wilson made Mahomes look like the best QB in the NFL.

        • Chiefly Bacon

          Why not both?

          • Laurels and limitations

            I luvs the way you think!!

      • Derek

        Right the special QB elevates the talent around him and a true leader gets the best out of his guys. Albert Wilson gave everything so the kid could have some success. Thrown to the wolves and mahomes makes a 4th option guy perform like a top 5 receiver….lol god 2018 is going to be exciting

  • Laurels and limitations

    Not going to lie here, this list of injured DL’man is pretty concerning….these are the same guys who we keep on hearing/seeing making impact plays just in the nick of time…

    #Chiefs RB Charcandrick West a full participant in practice back from an illness. WR Albert Wilson, CB Phillip Gaines and DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches and Jarvis Jenkins did not practice. LT Eric Fisher (back) noted as full participant, that's worth keeping an eye on.— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) January 2, 2018

    • Chiefly Bacon

      Good news is, new guy, Hamilton, is a pretty good run stopper on the inside. Total zero in terms of pass rush though.

      • Laurels and limitations

        and “new”

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      No Jones, Bailey or Logan on the list? So that is a good thing.

      • Laurels and limitations

        yes, yes it is.

  • Laurels and limitations

    Bengals just signed Lewis to a 2 year contract…this is pretty surprising,

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      As the HC? Yes it is!

      • Laurels and limitations

        I thought Marvin’s time to be up before his LAST contract, yet here he remains. I wonder what the fans up there think?

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          They’re probably thinking “well, at least we’re not in the opposite corner of the state”. That’s about as positive as they can get, I would imagine.

          • Laurels and limitations

            haha, it’s still Ohio… the poor bastards.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            I know, with the Bengals and Browns playing the way they do, I’m surprised Canton hasn’t packed up and moved.

          • Laurels and limitations

            pretty sure that if Canton moved, Ohio would fold over itself and just disappear.

  • Laurels and limitations

    That’s it, screw Kansas…even gosh darn Alaska has better weather right now….this is pure b.s.

    Anyone want to fly to Alaska with me?! Temperatures are nearly 50 degrees warmer in Anchorage! pic.twitter.com/qAXlDZ4QAO— Lindsey Anderson (@lnanderson) January 2, 2018

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      I knew we were getting shafted. This is one massive cold air mass. Can you imagine how people that just recently moved into the area from down south, like Dallas, must be thinking?

      • Laurels and limitations

        actually, I was just watching a special on the homeless the other night. I can’t get the thought that people are stuck outside right now out of my mind.

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          No kiddin’. This is for real “life threatening” stuff for people on the street.

    • tm1946

      How else would you know you were in Kansas. Cold in the winter and hotter than hades in the summer…. would not have it another way.

      • Laurels and limitations

        I don’t mind Hades, the dude’s not all that bad but this winter crap is another story.

        • tm1946

          Love it all…. can you imagine how boring it would be without our weather that can change on a shift of wind…. although it would be nice if weather announcers were close to accurate …. once in a while.

          • Laurels and limitations

            haha, don’t care….I hate the cold more and more every year. I was out in the garage today with my son….our fingers were done in a matter of 1/2 hour. Lol, everything hurt except the beer.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            I agree with you on this one. Winter is great, but it shouldn’t last more than 36 hours.

          • Laurels and limitations

            LMBO, 100% agreed…36 hours maximum!!!

      • PaulFromNorthMo

        That’s what we tell visitors here in NWMO. If you don’t like the weather, stick around half an hour, it’ll change.

  • Laurels and limitations

    Well, maybe, just maybe Kc can get Volio back so the loss of Toub wouldn’t be that huge.

    It’s obvious who Colts GM Chris Ballard wants to hire: https://t.co/2sQ2VmFPcK— Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelStar) January 2, 2018

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      Not a huge surprise and was bound to happen sooner than later. If it does, good for Toub.

      • Laurels and limitations

        agreed, I don’t mind good coaches getting jobs in the NFL. That makes for better games.

    • Jeff Morton

      You got me on that one. Is Volio a former asst of Toub’s?

      • Laurels and limitations

        yup

  • Heilios

    Hi guys! I’m ready for the playoffs! We bought our tickets yesterday!

    • Laurels and limitations

      Good, Chiefs will need everyone available to keep the place loud.

  • Laurels and limitations

    we all knew it was coming…but damn…..

    We have parted ways with head coach Jack Del Rio: https://t.co/jc7MsrMoCM pic.twitter.com/DJiAhHF6T6— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) January 1, 2018

    • Jeff Morton

      Too bad. He was a perfect Raider: easy to hate and incompetent.

  • Laurels and limitations

    Report: Ravens trying to hire Chuck Pagano as defensive coordinator https://t.co/LJAqIcnImM— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 3, 2018

    • Jeff Morton

      Good hire for Bal,

  • Laurels and limitations

    Per Eric Galko (@OptimumScouting), the #Broncos are ready to make a ‘big offer" for quarterback Kirk Cousins https://t.co/DieK4xpVJX pic.twitter.com/SDnQrA7ASl— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) January 2, 2018

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      Elway should, it’s obvious he can’t draft.

      • Laurels and limitations

        yup. sure didn’t take long for that bubble to burst.

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          The way I’m looking at it, Cousins will be Expensive, so if the Raiders and Broncos each want to spend 25+ mil on mediocre QB’s, then by all means, we should embrace it.

          • Laurels and limitations

            Yup, you go guys!!!! Go get Cousins.

            But I don’t see the Raiders as participants in this. I don’t think Carr is as bad as people want to make out and I expect him to survive the transition in management.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            IMO Carr isn’t bad, but he isn’t great and not to be feared, Cousins also, good but not great. IIRC Carr’s contract was 5 years for 125, Cousin’s will be that or more.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Smith has owned both those clowns…lol

          • Laurels and limitations

            hehe…you misspelled Sutton there, bub.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Lol

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            And just think what Mahomes will do with them. lol

          • Laurels and limitations

            probably make both of them quit football and take up origami or something.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            I’m afraid of him making their defenses look good

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            They better start taking ballet lessons so they look better chasing him around the field before he completes 25 yard passes downfield.

          • Laurels and limitations

            I look forward to Mahomes being the reason that the rest of the AFC West fired their DCs every year.

          • Derek

            Eh this year sure but over the last 3 years you would’ve loved cousins over smith. On a streak of 4k seasons still. He is the best of the free agent QBs. Does more with less year in and year out. Would definitely be fine in Denver

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Cousins was as good as wearing a 49er jersey as far as old rumors went, but the Garopolo happened

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      Palmer has officially retired…..curious if Arizona now enters the Smith sweepstakes.

      • Laurels and limitations

        Paul and I were talking about this earlier…Arizona HAS to be entertaining the idea if only on a topical level.

    • Jeff Morton

      I’d be okay with that.

  • Laurels and limitations

    This is absolutely nothing new in regards to stuff we have ALL talked about to length already….but when it’s right here in one place it kinda takes on it’s own life. Still, free agency….*ugh*.

    Some possible moves for the #Chiefs this offseason:Alex Smith ($17M)Derrick Johnson ($8M)Tamba Hali ($8M)Allen Bailey ($6M)Darrelle Revis ($4.5M)Demetrius Harris ($2M)Those cuts give you $41M to work with next offseason. Plenty to make some legitimate impact signings.— Brandon Kiley (@BKSportsTalk) January 2, 2018

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      Don’t know who this guy is, but he left Ford off the list.

      • Laurels and limitations

        Ha, I missed that…good call.

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      That’s a lot of talent to say goodbye to, but I get why it has to happen

      • Laurels and limitations

        I actually think it might be a little TOO much talent…but we’ll see.

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      Top 3 for sure, add in Ford. I would keep Bailey. I would wait and see if Harris has a good working rapport with PM. I would find a Revis replacement first (younger and faster).

      • Laurels and limitations

        That’s exactly what I was thinking, GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!!!

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          LMBO!!

    • Merlin

      You are opening up lots of holes with those moves. You have to keep that in mind.

      • Laurels and limitations

        I’m not disagreeing with that even a little bit, I even mentioned that below…but some of these moves are necessary and have been for a while.

      • PaulFromNorthMo

        Smith and DJ, we have replacements and probably improvements. Hali and Ford have given us nothing this year.

        • Laurels and limitations

          Hali definitely, Ford for even longer…I’m afraid that guy will go down as a never-was.

    • Jeff Morton

      I think you keep the bottom 3, see if you can sign DJ to a support role salary.

  • Laurels and limitations

    I have been texting with multiple people inside the league regarding Mahomes first start “Huge mistake letting Mahomes get with Reid”“They might win 10 straight Super Bowls”“My god”“Hard to bring down a guy with 3 legs”— Sully (@SullyFootball) January 3, 2018

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      Those first three are “interesting”, was that last one from his girlfriend? lol

      • Laurels and limitations

        again…GET OUT Of MY HEAD!!!

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          LMAO!!!

    • Jeff Morton

      What’s meant by the first? Good? Bad?

  • Laurels and limitations

    It will be very interesting to see if the Titans still run less zone vs KC than they normally do….the tape is out on KC vs Cover-2.

    Defensively the Titans like to bring blitzes on 2nd and long or 3rd and 6 or longer. They typically like to overload it to one side to force a throw before the sticks. They don’t do as much zone as Pittsburgh which I found surprising. #JacobsScoutingReport— Nick Jacobs (@Jacobs71) January 3, 2018

    • Laurels and limitations

      edited

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      IF AS11 hasn’t figured this out by now…………..well, we know where we are heading.

      • Laurels and limitations

        You know damn good and well that both the Steelers and NE have…..

  • Laurels and limitations

    I will need someone with a better memory to fill me in here….but earlier Jeff Fawwer and Larry Johnson 27 were talking about Haley. LJ27 spoke of never forgiving Haley for what Haley did to both him and the Edge.

    .@EdgerrinJames is a finalist for the @ProFootballHOF Class of 2018! #PFHOF18📺: Live NOW on @NFLNetwork https://t.co/bBy69KqZp8 pic.twitter.com/YXxZOfCBsr— NFL (@NFL) January 3, 2018

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      I’m drawing a blank. Haley has done and continues to do so many stupid things, including getting hurt in a bar fight New Years Eve.

      • Laurels and limitations

        right, we all know that Haley ran LJ into the ground in KC, did The Edge play for Haley in Arizona or something?

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          Man, I just don’t remember. Yep EJ played in Ari from 06-08, averaged about 330 carries in 06 and 07.

          • Laurels and limitations

            THAT would be what LJ27 was talking about then……330 carries is a TON and the same thing Haley tasked LJ with doing in KC.

  • Laurels and limitations

    I used to love watching this guy ball out….

    .@IsaacBruce80 is a #PFHOF18 finalist.His route toward Canton may be his most spectacular. pic.twitter.com/LZ1ca4Fwm6— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) January 3, 2018

    • Jeff Morton

      I was growing up in SoCal and a Ram fan back then.

  • Laurels and limitations

    another reserves/future deal….Paylor reported this btw.

    Man I can't do nothing but thank God for blessing me once again and giving me another chance to show the NFL what I can do #ChiefsKingdom— Josh Augusta (@mizzousavage) January 3, 2018

    • Chiefly Bacon

      Awesome! Wanted that guy. Good NT prospect.

  • Laurels and limitations

    The #Bears have put in an interview request for #Chiefs OC Matt Nagy, source said. That’s two for him — Indy and Chicago.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 3, 2018

  • Laurels and limitations

    Forget you PFF….bastards

    Complete NFL playoff predictions using our PFFELO systemhttps://t.co/I8esVlbEWu pic.twitter.com/rOx2KeR9IX— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) January 3, 2018

    • Chiefly Bacon

      Hey at least they put us in third. lol

      • Laurels and limitations

        small victories are still victories I suppose, lol.

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          Enjoy them while you can. 😀